A 43-year-old Fargo man is dead after a small plane he was piloting crashed eight miles southeast of Dunn Center Saturday night.
According to North Dakota Highway Patrol, the crash occurred around 7:19 p.m.
The pilot was flying a Piper Pacer airplane, and took off in the dark from a private runway in the fog.
According to NDHP, moments later the plane crashed into the side of a hill.
The pilot died on the scene due to injuries sustained in the crash.